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Mercury is in retrograde motion starting September 9. He moves from 8 degrees of Libra to 24 degrees of Virgo when he turns into forward motion on October 2. Those degrees in your chart show what area of life needs your examination and review.

This is not the month to start new projects or make major changes in your life.

September 1 – Moon in Scorpio. The month is blessed with beneficial energy. Mars and Jupiter stride in unison and give you a way to move forward. They lighten your mind and ease your cares. Look under surfaces to find your lost objects. Your emotions show you where you need to focus on your well-being. Take care of yourself today.

September 2 – Moon in Scorpio, VC, from 1:22 pm until 6:39 pm when it enters  Sagittarius. Use your intuition to tell you what needs to be repaired and updated before Mercury goes retrograde next week. Do any planting you were going to do this weekend. Get ready to have one more holiday weekend while the weather allows you to swim, boat, hike, and camp out.

September 3 – Moon in Sagittarius. Have fun today by going outside your comfort zone. Do the things you’re scared to do. You’ll hear a little voice telling you to work and put things in order, but ignore it. Today’s energy wants you to be flexible and enjoy freedom from schedules. Get together with friends who like to do daring things.

September 4 – Moon in Sagittarius, Vc from 6:51 pm until 10:03 when it enters Capricorn. Stay outdoors and active. If you can’t, travel with your mind, contact friends who live in other countries to have a long catch-up session. Watch a movie in a foreign language, cook (or order) an ethnic meal. Have an unforgettable romantic evening.

September 5 – Moon in Capricorn. Venus enters Virgo, where she helps you enjoy the simple things in life. It will be hard to resist working on this holiday that gives you a day off. Get yourself organized for the coming week, then make it your job to give yourself time to rest and relax. Stop looking at what’s wrong and appreciate what is in front of you.

September 6 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 5:43 pm. You have the concentration and focus to complete a week’s work today. Tie up loose ends. Sign papers, buy big ticket items, arrange for repairs, and get your paperwork in order. You’ll see what you need to finish. Find comfort in following your routine, knowing it will change.

September 7 – Moon in Aquarius. The power of the group mind is strong, making this an excellent day for meetings and brainstorming sessions. You’ll find solutions to sticky problems when you consult with others. If you know which new phone, software, computer, or screen you need, buy it today. Back up your computer. Make those essential phone calls.

September 8 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 8:34 am. Your mind is full of extravagant ideas which are impractical to act on now but need to be remembered for another time. Take care of any obligations you have to the groups you are part of. Hold meetings and discuss issues but don’t make any decisions. Think of what you can do to be freer in your daily life.

September 9 – Moon in Pisces. Mercury takes off in another direction late tonight. He takes off his winged shoes, hangs up his hat, and prepares to go on vacation. Before he goes, he leaves the gate that separates your right and left brains open. Start following your hunches and gut feelings as you’ll need to do so for the next three weeks.

September 10 – Moon in Pisces. Nothing will go as planned today so do the best you can. Let inspiration move you to do your artistic projects. Help those around you who need your care. This full Moon is spiritual; meditate and open up to receive blessings. Have a rendezvous with the plant devas and listen to their ideas for your garden.

September 11 – Moon in Aries. It can be a lucky day if you let go of wanting things to be a certain way. The more you change your routines, the happier you will be. You need to work off excess energy so push yourself to beat your personal best. Let doing more and going further be your mantra of the day. Stay up late writing and reading.

September 12 – Moon in Aries. There’s a see-saw feeling to the day. You’ll rush forward and then take two steps backward to retrieve what you’ve forgotten. You’ll trip over the details of your life. Today will give you good practice in cultivating patience. If you get frustrated, don’t transfer it to another person.

September 13 – Moon in Taurus. It’s easier to get down to earth and move slowly. You have a practical eye and can spot bargains when you shop for what you need. Replace worn-out shabby items, even if it’s just the dishtowels. Bring beauty into your home. Review your financial status. Be practical and see where you spend too much.

September 14 – Moon in Taurus. It will make you feel good to put your hands in the earth, making this an excellent time to plant bulbs for Spring flowers. Plant flowering bushes. Harvest lavender and herbs. Clean and tidy the garden and yard. Go through your music collection to find old favorites and listen to them again. Splurge on dessert.

September 15 – Moon in Taurus, VC 8:59 am until 4:16 pm when it enters Gemini. Get up early if there’s anything important to get done. You’ll spend the day fussing around and tweaking things that need to be fixed and repaired. Seeing what’s still out of place will be exasperating as you try to make it all perfect. You can talk with a friend about your problems and dissatisfactions.

September 16 – Moon in Gemini. The Sun and Neptune offer spiritual guidance if you can quiet down and really listen. If you can’t, you’ll feel confused all day. There is great potential for misunderstandings as others may not hear the meaning of what you say. Be clear and precise and postpone meaningful discussions until another time.

September 17 – Double-check everything you write before you post or end it. Your mind and hands will move quickly and make mistakes. Spend the day with friends and siblings. You have a lot to tell them. Browse bookstores and visit libraries. Find fun in learning out-of-the-ordinary things. Work on that book that’s inside you.

September 18 – Moon in Cancer. Forget the outside world so you can hunker down at home. Sleep late and stay in your pj’s while you feast on your favorite foods. Bake cookies and cakes to give away. Binge watch videos. It’s a day to indulge in your favorite things and make yourself happy. Find comfort in the feelings of home and family.

September 19 – Moon in Cancer. Contact family members so that you can stop worrying about them. Take care of the people you love and help them with their problems. You have good people skills today and can sense what they need. Buy a rain barrel or some other way to save water. It’s a fertile day to plant and transplant.

September 20 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 11:47 am until 4:38 pm when it enters Leo. You may be forced to make a lifestyle decision today. If so, opt for change. Listen to your inner voice and let it advise you. Clean the house and be fastidious. Discard and recycle the clutter. Let it be symbolic of how you are cleansing your psyche.

September 21 – Moon in Leo. Summer ends tomorrow. Today is the last chance to be in summer mode and do the things you love about the season. Take a personal day and have fun. Go out alone if that’s the only way you can follow your heart’s desire. Take one more trip to the beach, lake, amusement park, or mountains. Be carefree for the day.

September 22 – Moon in Leo. The Sun enters Libra at 9:04 pm. Today is the Autumnal Equinox. The energy of the day is unstable, like currents mixing the ocean. It is traditionally a day to celebrate the harvest. Gather the internal personal fruits that you grew this past summer. Be kind and loving to everyone you see. See what you need to rebalance in your life.

September 23 – Moon in Virgo. Mercury meets the Sun and they open your mind to new ideas. Write them down or record them to use later on. Mercury moves back into Virgo later in the day, and he gives you another chance to make things right. It’s a day for thinking, making lists, filing and organizing, and editing written work.

September 24 – Moon in Virgo. Make this a day to repair all that needs to be fixed. Get a helper to work alongside you. Sort through the summer stuff to discard or put it away to use next year. Go down the things-to-do list and start with what’s at the bottom. The Moon is dark, which gives a tired, sleepy feeling to the day. Do a dark of the Moon ritual tonight to celebrate Autumn.

September 25 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 8:49 am until 12:43 pm when it enters Libra. Today’s new Moon in Libra opens your mind and perceptions. Quiet your mind to receive inspiration and a deeper understanding of how to negotiate to bring peace. Spend time with your partner or closest friend to feel how a spirit of harmony enhances the relationship.

September 26 – Moon in Libra. Today is a day when all your hard work pays off. You can finish an artistic or writing project without worrying that it isn’t perfect. You will be lucky when you apply effort to reach your goal. It’s a try for the brass ring kind of day, but you must get on the merry-go-round to grab the prize. Make peace with someone who bothers you.

September 27 – Moon in Libra, VC from 12:21 pm until 7:15 when it enters Scorpio. Have some heart-to-heart talks to discuss where your relationships seem unbalanced. It’s not time to take action but to discover all the options. Plant more flowering bulbs. Move your furniture and pictures around to create better fung shui. Try looking at something in a different way.

September 28 – Moon in Scorpio. There’s great energy available to put your thoughts into form. Outline all the ideas that are percolating in your mind about projects you want to write or put into artistic shape. Dig deep into your psyche to find information and feelings you can use. It will be healing to express yourself. Write in your journal tonight.

September 29 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 5:20 pm. Venus enters Libra, her own sign, where she can be as lovely as she likes to be. Let your inner goddess out to play. Let her help you choose which pieces of clothing, jewelry, and art to keep and which to give away. Buy something beautiful if she tells you to. Follow your feelings, not your mind.

September 30 – Moon in Sagittarius. Start the weekend early if you can. Mercury is moving in slow motion so you can’t get any meaningful work done today. You’re too restless to sit in one place. Take your partner or a friend and have an adventure. Go to that place you’ve read or heard about and have been curious to explore.